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Grateful Dead Live at RFK Stadium on 1973-06-09

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Grateful Dead Live at RFK Stadium on 1973-06-09

Topics Monte-Barry

Set 1

The Promised Land
Looks Like Rain
They Love Each Other
Jack Straw
Loose Lucy
Mexicali Blues
Row Jimmy
El Paso
Box Of Rain
Beat It On Down The Line
Tennessee Jed

Set 2

China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
He's Gone ->
Truckin' ->
Playing In The Band
Me And My Uncle
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo
Big River
Eyes Of The World ->
China Doll
Sugar Magnolia

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue RFK Stadium
Location Washington, DC

Source Sony TC 110 cassette deck
Lineage MR cassette > Nakamichi 550 > Lexicon Alpha > Samplitude > CD-Tag > Flac-16
Taped by Monte-Barry
Transferred by Monte-Barry


-- Sony TC 110 cassette deck
-- single-point stereo mic, hand-held on mic-stand shaft, w/arm raised up
-- FOB center infield, between sbd platform and stage platform

SBD patch source info

-- S:MR > PCM > cassette > DAT > CD > EAC > SHN
-- Extraction and SHN encoding by G.S. Hamilton
-- Thanks to David Hollister for this beautiful show

-- This was my first time taping
-- This show is complete - every note is finally here
-- Track changes are seamless
-- Patches are cross-faded SBD sources
-- Concert Hall echo/delay effects are applied to patches

patch list
-- Promised Land -------- until 00:39
-- They Love Each Other-- until 00:05
-- Sugaree -------------- for 1st note
-- China Cat Sunflower -- for 1st few notes
-- He's Gone ------------ for 1st few notes, 6:25 to 6:37 - tape damage
-- Truckin' ------------- 8:08 to 9:03 - reel flip
-- Playin' in the Band -- 14:35 to 14:44, 16:10 to 16:27, 20:11 to 20:17 - tape damage

This AUD recording epitomizes the very best of the Grateful Dead "live sound" for the time. The Wall of Sound is nailed by the sound crew and the Dead for this show. Set within an outdoor Stadium, this close-up infield FOB spatially captures sound from the two Aux PA towers on the infield, behind the taper. The sound delay from the Wall of Sound to the Aux PA towers adds a touch of ear candy as it rolls around the stadium. This was by far the best sound fidelity experience I ever heard come out of a PA System, period. It was a sensational orgy of sound. -- Monte


Reviewer: DMTrue13 - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 16, 2014
Subject: Fuzzed Out
I was not there, and this sounds not so good. Good memories vary from the quality of what we are reviewing. I like 73, good show, thanks for posting. I am enjoying this.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 15, 2014
Subject: Beautiful!
A real treat of a tape.
Reviewer: SPKirk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 10, 2011
Subject: My first Grateful Dead show!
This is a nice audience recording of my first Grateful Dead show. The 49 minute He's Gone>Truckin'>Playin' is epic! But this is not the "Wall of sound" PA system. The "Wall of sound" was only used in 1974.
Reviewer: mb6918 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 17, 2010
Subject: Sony
I was at that show thanks for putting this memory up. I remember the old sony tape decks how the heack did you get that thing inside the stadium and power it up?
Reviewer: dead-head_Monte - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2008
Subject: Thank You Jay Delia
I was there w/ several groups of friends, and a couple of stranger-stragglers. This was my 1st time Taping. It all started Saturday - this Day. Grateful Dead + Allman Bros - Sat and Sun. There were bet. 60,000 and 100,000 people inside RFK Stadium. GD playing 1st on Sat. It was sunny, hot June day - easily over 100 degrees.

I was sitting in the stands when the Boys started playing Promised Land. It sounded incredible. I was having an anxiety spurt about getting outta my comfy stadium seat. The thought of going FOB w/ my taping gear - into the 1000s of jubilent Deadheads on the infield - was freaking me out.

My friend, Jay Delia, was totally picking up on my situation. He calmly walked over to me while brandishing his beautiful smile. He gently pulled me up from my seat, by the arm. I was smiling. Jay led the way, guiding a path, as he parted the sea of 1000s of Deadheads in front of me. He took me all the way to FOB ground-zero. Perfect. I was good-to-go after that. Thanks Jay. -- Monte
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